Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Cram It With Walnuts, Ugly

I know I'm a little late on this, but like Smitty and Mike say, what the hell is all this Pinochet love about? I expected it from The Washington Times and Fox, but The Washington Post? Freakin' NPR? Using their reasoning their lame standards of maintaining order and managing the economy, you could probably make an argument for that guy we pulled out of a hole in the ground.

5 comments:

Mike said...

To go snark-free for a moment, this is the upshot of all the if-it's-good-for-the-economy-then-it's-good-for-everyone crap we've been bombarded with for the past 25 years.

Hell, I'll admit I've found myself falling into the trap on occasion. I think for those of us on the left, as well as on the right, the election snapped something, and dialogue long-since relegated to the sidelines is back in the game.

Ok, no snark, but that was an awwwwwwwwwwwwwwful anology. I'm so ashamed.

(No I'm not, but it really does suck.)

Otto Man said...

Your basic point is solid -- the media and politicians have not only been fixated on economic issues above all else, but on a skewed vision of economic issues.

It's solely focused on the stock market and GDPs, but never on what life's like for most folks outside of the seven-figure income range. (And yes, CNN, such people do exist.)

S.W. Anderson said...

You're so right, Mr. T. That WP piece smacks of a right-wing ideologue straining to find good things to say about a crooked right-wing dictator with plenty of blood on his hands. It borders on the bizarre.

Mike's point about the "good for the economy" line of thinking is spot on. But take one step back from that and what do you see? Kudos for an anything-to-win tyrant and an anything-to-win economic philosophy, that's what.

Certain parallels in all this with The Decider are painfully apparent.

sideshow bob said...

Hey, Mr. Spider Hole kept the trains running on time and the A/C units running...

And he rocked that beret...he made that shit work!

Thrillhous said...

Great point about the beret, Bob. That's a hard look to pull off, but that's one thing he got right.